The GEAR Project is a youth robotics program for up to 10 York City students ages 10-16 who will participate in yearlong 2-hour workshops. This non-competitive program provides hands-on lessons with exposure to coding and engineering by using robots as an educational tool. Students build robots, learn about the mechanics of the robot, and code the robots to complete challenges.
This is the first program of its kind in York City. The GEAR Project is about getting educational robots into our underserved community…those who need them the most. These students were able to learn basic programming skills and eventually graduate to more advanced coding techniques.
At The GEAR Project, we start the conversations about how students can use these skill sets in their everyday lives. Students who participate in our program do not necessarily want to become rocket scientists, but instead, develop new skills and learn about what future opportunities are available to them. The program also includes virtual college tours and visits from guest speakers in the STEM industry.
This program was originally made possible by a Fund for York County grant through the York County Community Foundation.
There is no cost to students to participate in The GEAR Project.
Do you know a young person who is ready to learn something new? Click HERE to register a student for The GEAR Project.